Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the 435i M Sport in the The Sunday Times certainly starts off rather dour.
All is not lost however, as Clarkson goes on to say that the 4 Series is proof that less can be more, with a final verdict of of 4 out of 5 stars.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member mntbiker for being our first member to take Performance Center Delivery for a 4 Series coupe. Here is his delivery journal:
I just got back from an awesome weekend at the Performance Center in SC and a day of driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway. My wife and I drove down to Greenville, SC on Thursday evening for our Friday delivery date. We dropped off a rental car at the airport and the hotel picked us up in a nice 750Li. We then had a fantastic dinner at the hotel and went to bed early. On Friday morning we had breakfast at the hotel and took a shuttle to the Performance Center.
The day started early at 8AM and we … CONTINUED
With the BMW 4 Series Convertible (F33) making its world debut this week at the LA Auto Show, BMW is now unabashedly driving fully uncovered test vehicles in public on multiple continents.
The 435i Convertible M Sport in Estoril Blue (exclusive M Sport color) was recently spotted in Germany while the 435i Sport Line Convertible in Melbourne Red was making its rounds in Malibu, California. Thanks to Dackelone and CPWINCH for the photos.
Production on the 4 Series Convertible begins this month and will arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014. The 428i Convertible is priced in the U.S. beginning at $49,675 and 435i model at $55,825 (not including destination & handling for both).
For full details on the 4 Series Convertible, see our … CONTINUED
428i owner picking up his new car found it parked next to a M235i Coupe.
Auto Bild stacks the 435i Coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400 coupes.
Video review and summary translation inside.
Check out this even bigger gallery of BMW cars from the SEMA 2013 show.
Finalist: BMW 4 Series
By: Frank Markus
We Like: Baby 6 Series style, buttoned-down suspenders, smoother start/stop.
We Don’t Like: Filene’s Basement frills at Prada prices, clunky connectivity.
“It’s a two-door 3 Series, a variant with a very light refresh,” declared Evans during Saturday morning’s welcome walk-around by way of questioning the 4 Series’ legitimacy as a contender. But by Sunday night, the 428i and 435i had proven themselves to be much more. Theodore proclaimed the 4 “the first BMW I’d consider buying in a long time,” citing its smoother, better-balanced handling and greatly improved interior relative to the 3 Series. Lieberman lauded upgrades to the 3′s “bouncy suspension and paint-shaker start/stop system.” And of the widened, lowered bodywork, design guru Gale said, “If I had to … CONTINUED
This 4 Series Convertible (F33) was spotted in the US (New Jersey), one of the first fully revealed models we have seen.
What’s interesting about this particular car is that it’s a Modern Line 4 Series Convertible (unavailable for the U.S.), as well as sporting an M Sport steering wheel, M shift knob and manual transmission. The U.S. 4 Series convertible has not been announced as being available with manual transmission. See official 4 Series convertible details inside.
Have a look at a gorgeous 435i M Sport coupe during this recent European Delivery.